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“Best in Merritt”

Yaki Joe's Pizza Shop
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Merritt
Price range: US$6 - US$16
Description: Yaki Joe's Pizza is locally owned and independently operated by Sonya and Bobby Garcia. When they took over Yaki Joe's in 2007, they made inviting changes to decor and extensive changes to menu, including fresh and homemade. But those are only 2 of the elements that make Yaki Joe's in Merritt stand alone in the Pizza making business. Recommended for its extraordinary pizzas, Yaki Joe's is also being recognized for its excellence in food quality and taste. No matter what you're ordering off their menu, fresh is the order of the day, and handmade is the must, right down to the washing and slicing of vegetables, cooking and slicing of meats, and grating of cheeses. There's nothing "packaged" about this restaurant and there's no scrimping with ingredients or on portion sizes. Bobby and Sonya know that if they compromise with the ingredients they put the integrity of the recipe at risk and jeopardize the satisfaction of the customer - and that's why Yaki Joe's fan base has been steadily growing yearly. Our pizza and calzone menu is extensive, our 11 tasty varieties of wings are "the best" as our regular friends and customers tell us, and our pasta sauce is a family recipe that Sonya has honed to lip-smacking perfection. If you want something lighter but still heavy on taste, try a wrap or donair and a salad. Our fresh ingredients ensure that everything is ripe with flavour.
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Description: Yaki Joe's Pizza is locally owned and independently operated by Sonya and Bobby Garcia. When they took over Yaki Joe's in 2007, they made inviting changes to decor and extensive changes to menu, including fresh and homemade. But those are only 2 of the elements that make Yaki Joe's in Merritt stand alone in the Pizza making business. Recommended for its extraordinary pizzas, Yaki Joe's is also being recognized for its excellence in food quality and taste. No matter what you're ordering off their menu, fresh is the order of the day, and handmade is the must, right down to the washing and slicing of vegetables, cooking and slicing of meats, and grating of cheeses. There's nothing "packaged" about this restaurant and there's no scrimping with ingredients or on portion sizes. Bobby and Sonya know that if they compromise with the ingredients they put the integrity of the recipe at risk and jeopardize the satisfaction of the customer - and that's why Yaki Joe's fan base has been steadily growing yearly. Our pizza and calzone menu is extensive, our 11 tasty varieties of wings are "the best" as our regular friends and customers tell us, and our pasta sauce is a family recipe that Sonya has honed to lip-smacking perfection. If you want something lighter but still heavy on taste, try a wrap or donair and a salad. Our fresh ingredients ensure that everything is ripe with flavour.
Mission
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best in Merritt”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Personally I think this is the best in Merritt and the lady who gave us our pizza by the slice was very nice. There are a few seats inside, the place is small but cozy.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank mrsvancouver
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English first
Surrey, BC
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great lunch stopover in Merritt”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We often need a place to stop for lunch on the way from Big White Ski Resort or visiting friends in Kelowna or Penticton back to the lower mainland. This was a quick detour before getting on the Coquihalla highway. The food here was fresh, flavourful, and speedy. The kids had pizza, my husband had a very nice Greek salad and I had a donair. The employees were very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Nancy T
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Golden, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Calzone”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

They have great food, prices, and service. They are very good at their preparation and delivery of the product. Always good food.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank CanadianCycleTravel
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“50/50”
Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

I've ordered pizza twice from here in the past couple months. The first time we ordered it was soooo good. Lots of cheese and a nice crust. The second time I ordered pizza, I ordered a medium extra cheese pizza. Well I think they ran out of mozzarella cheese because my pizza was covered in all cheddar cheese. I was not impressed. If I'm having pizza, I want it with mozzarella not cheddar cheese.

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Thank kmh8343
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Burlington, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Got sick from the chicken pizza”
Reviewed 4 March 2011

We ordered the chicken pizza & it made us sick about 2 hours later - it was terrible!!! Last time we ordered from them, some friends were over & wanted it, so we were going to give them another chance and we had to call 3 times to ask where our pizza was - the delivery driver "got lost" in a town of 7000 people and going to a house she had been to before. We cancelled the order after an hour and fifteen minutes of waiting. Gross pizza and bad delivery drivers - do they know about food safe?

  • Visited September 2010
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Thank thisisthelifebc
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